Berlin Game

Berlin Game

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by Len Deighton
     
 

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When a valuable agent behind the Iron Curtain signals he wants out, it's up to Bernard Samson, once active in the field but now anchored to a London desk, to undertake the crucial rescue. But soon, Samson is confronted with evidence that there is a traitor among his colleagues. And to find out who it is, he must sift through layers of lies and follow a web of

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When a valuable agent behind the Iron Curtain signals he wants out, it's up to Bernard Samson, once active in the field but now anchored to a London desk, to undertake the crucial rescue. But soon, Samson is confronted with evidence that there is a traitor among his colleagues. And to find out who it is, he must sift through layers of lies and follow a web of treachery from London to Berlin until hero and traitor collide.
"Each scene in this story is so adroitly realized that it creates its own suspense."
NEWSWEEK

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‘Deighton’s best novel to date - sharp, witty and sour, like Raymond Chandler adapted to British gloom and the multiple betrayals of the private spy’Observer‘Sheer consistent rightness page after page after page’The Times‘Virtuoso top level performance’Guardian‘A masterly performance, much the best thing Deighton has done since SS-GB’Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345314987
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/12/1984
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.

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Berlin Game 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
fionaMH More than 1 year ago
Berlin Game is Len Deighton's first of three books in a continuing series of principle characters who work for the clandestine SIS espionage department of the English Government. Time period is towards the end of the Cold War and the action takes place from day to day with the actualities of life itself the good & the bad. The main character Bernard Samson becomes in the readers eyes a living person where change is measured in real time, Bernard grows older, suffers set backs but most of all must face the greatest personal betrayal anyone must handle. Len Deighton starts all of his main characters with well established personalities. This he had done as not to take up pages setting the ground work for the characters. He then has time to work on the stories that are expertly intertwined with each other. As a consummate writer of Cold War Espionage Spy genre Len Deighton is a writer that once you begin to read his books you become upset they are over and can not wait for his next book. As this book series is a re-release of his entire 9 books of this series, which I had read when they were originally published, I could not wait and journey back to my favorite type of espionage books. All toll I have read 14 of his books, therefor I highly recommend this book and the books in the 3 trilogies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable. Reads easier than Le Carre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this book. The plot begins quickly and never lags. Suspenseful right to the end. I want to read the other two books in the trilogy.
Mary_Ann_Evans More than 1 year ago
This is book is one of a series, and the first one of a trilogy about the British espionage industry. One of the series, The Ipcress File, was made into a movie with Michael Caine which was very good. I recommend all the Len Deighton thrillers without reservation.
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What's billed as a classic spy novel is a letdown from multiple angles. The lack of action, intrigue, and potential antagonists. The main character of Bernard Samson is very likable. Truly, a delight to read. Sadly, he's given almost nothing to do. Boring muses as to who might be betraying him all the while, its blatantly obvious. Overall, just a bland tale involving one very interesting character.
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